ObjectivesThe Writing ProcessPrewritingWritingRevisingOriginalityIntroduction to Academic EssaysStyleShapeOrganizationIntroduction ParagraphsBody ParagraphsConclusion ParagraphsExample Essay 1Example Essay 2Process EssaysProcess Essay Example #1Process Essay Example #2PrewritingWritingRevisingRevise A Process EssayComparison EssaysComparison Essay Example #1Comparison Essay Example #2PrewritingWritingRevisingRevise A Comparison EssayProblem/Solution EssaysProblem/Solution Essay Example #1Problem/Solution Example Essay #2PrewritingWritingRevisingRevise A Problem/Solution EssayRefining WritingDevelopmentUnityCohesionWriting A SummaryTOEFL WritingTOEFL Integrated WritingTOEFL Independent WritingPunctuationUsing Academic VocabularyGlossaryAnswer KeyThe Writing Process AKIntroduction to Academic Essays AKProcess Essays AKComparison Essays AKProblem/Solution Essays AKRefining Writing AKWriting a Summary AKTOEFL Writing AKPunctuation AKUsing Academic Vocabulary AK

Process Essays AK

Process Essay Example #1

  1. Exercise: Analyze an Essay

    1. Introduction, Body Pargraph 1, Body Paragraph 2, Body Paragraph 3, Conclusion
    2. People are always searching for things taht make them happy. (hook)
    3. Happiness (general topic)
    4. In order to live a happy life, people should build relationships, be grateful, and help others. (thesis)
    5. The first thing that people should do to live a happy life is build relationships with other people. (topic sentence 1) In addition to nurturing relationships, people who want to be happy should be grateful. (topic sentence 2)  Finally, serving others can make people happier. (topic sentence 3)
    6. Yes
    7. Yes

Process Essay Example #2

  1. Exercise: Analyze an Essay

    1. Introduction, Body Pargraph 1, Body Paragraph 2, Body Paragraph 3, Conclusion
    2. Job interviews can be very scary experiences, even for people who have gone through the process many times. (hook)
    3. Successful job interview (general topic)
    4. There are a few basic steps that anyone can take to be prepared for a job interview. (thesis)
    5. The first step is to research the company carefully. (topic sentence 1) After job candidates have done some research online and decided to move forward with the job application, the next thing they should do is prepare a resume. (topic sentence 2) Finally, job candidates should practice for the interview. (topic sentence 3)
    6. Yes
    7. Yes

Prewriting

  1. Exercise: Write steps in a process

    1. Answers will vary, no examples provided

  2. Exercise: Revise thesis statements (answers will vary, examples provided)

    1. There are three essential steps to follow when you are looking for a new job.
    2. College students who are choosing a major should explore their options, meet with advisors, and consider job placement potential.
    3. There are three supreme tips for successfully starting your own band.
    4. Throwing a memorable birthday requires the planner to follow some important steps.
  3. Exercise: Make an outline (example provided for Essay Example #2)

    1. There are a few basic steps that anyone can take to be prepared for a job interview. 
      1. The first step is to research the company carefully.
        1. good fit
        2. necessary skills
        3. prepare questions
      2. After job candidates have done some research online and decided to move forward with the job application, the next thing they should do is prepare a resume.
        1. fit job description
        2. emphasize experience
        3. professional look
      3. Finally, job candidates should practice for the interview. 
        1. online question examples
        2. comfortable answering questions
        3. clear answers
      4. While they may seem simple, these steps will help job candidates be ready for their next job interview.
  4. Exercise: Finish an outline (answers will vary, examples provided)

    1. Thesis: Choosing a vacation location is an important part of the planning process and includes three important steps.
    2. Restated Thesis: Considering your budget, looking at affordable options, and discussing the options with your travel companions are important steps when choosing a vacation location.
  5. Exercise: Finish an outline (answers will vary, examples provided)

    1. The first step is to find out everyone's availability.
    2. Next, you should look online to find activity options for you to do.
    3. Finally, you will need to share the options with your friends.
  6. Exercise: Make an outline

    1. Answers will vary, no example provided

Writing

  1. Exercise: Write a body paragraph

    1. 4, SS
    2. 2, SS
    3. 7, SS
    4. 5, SS 
    5. 1, TS
    6. 6, SS
    7. 3, SS
    8. 8, CS
  2. Exercise: Write a body paragraph

    1. Answers will vary, no example provided
  3. Exercise: Complete an introduction paragraph (answers will vary, example provided)

    1. Cars are a modern convienence that allow for greater independence. Knowing how to drive a car allows you to explore the world freely and to manage your travel according to your schedule. It's no wonder that getting a driver's license is such an important event for Americans. Learning how to drive requires practice, learning the driving rules, and knowing how to operate a car.

Revising

  1. Exercise: Check your essay

    1. Answers will vary, no example provided
  2. Exercise: Analyze and revise a body paragraph

    1. The last supporting sentence does not support the topic sentence (There are many people in the world who love reading.)
    2. Friends or family with whom you have things in common can often recommend an excellent book. You can ask a sibling, your parents, your best friends, or your teachers. Also, small, local bookstores often have amazing recommendations. They can help you if you do not know which book would be interesting to you. 
    3. There is enough development, more development could be done by expanding on the last supporting sentence (There are many people in the world who love reading) by explaining that you can also get recommendations from the internet.
    4. The concluding sentence is fine
    5. Answers will vary, no example provided.

Revise a Process Essay

  1. Exercise: Revise an essay

    1. Answers will vary, no example provided